The Best Sports Bars in Spokane

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The Best Sports Bars in Spokane, WA

So you want to catch the game in Spokane, WA but your local provider isn’t showing it! If you’re looking for a place to catch the latest football game, hockey, basketball, or almost any other sporting event out there, you want the best sports bars in Spokane.

We’ve got you covered! While our list is geared to our fellow football fanatics, all of the locations below show sports games throughout the day. Don’t see your favorite team on the screen? Just ask – all of these sports bars in Spokane neighborhoods have plenty of TVs.

Unless you’re rooting for whoever is playing against Gonzaga – then you can just leave!

So whether you’re looking to watch March Madness games in Spokane, watch your March Madness bracket get destroyed among friends, or simply watch those March Madness games live, check out our list below!

Looking for more things to do in Spokane? Check out our list of top happy hours in Spokane here!

1) The Swinging Doors

A locally owned and family-operated business, The Swinging Doors is a can’t-miss location to watch almost any sport you want! The Swinging Doors can definitely get cozy the more crowded it gets, but it’s the perfect blend between a sports bar in Spokane and a restaurant. There are also plenty of TVs around!

The Swinging Doors has digital satellite and subscribes to the:

  • NFL Ticket
  • MLB Extra Innings
  • NBA League Pass
  • ESPN Gameplan
  • Fox Soccer Channel
  • Big Ten Network
  • Regional Fox Sports Networks

The Swinging Doors also has over 50 TVs, a 14′ HD projection screen for those good games, and more. The Swinging Doors always shows every NFL game on Sundays, offers a full bar and has 27 beers on tap.

On days when Gonzaga is playing, make sure to call ahead and make a reservation – Gonzaga games, particularly March madness games, are popular and tables fill up fast!

The Swinging Doors is located at 1018 W Francis Ave, Spokane, and is open from Saturday – Wednesday, 7 a.m. – midnight and Thursday and Friday from 7 a.m. – 2 a.m.

For more information, click here.

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2) 24Taps Burgers and Brews

One of the best places in Spokane to see your favorite game because you can ask for a mini speaker to watch and listen to your game! 24 Taps has dozens of TVs and, if you can’t hear your game well enough, you can get your own portable speaker to hear every play.

The best part about this sports bar in Spokane? There’s really no bad seat in the house! We’ve sat in almost every part of 24 Taps and never had a hard time. While it will probably get rowdy at 24 Taps during March madness, it will be a good time.

24Taps also offers 12 local craft beers and 12 large brewery beers.

24Taps is located at 825 W Riverside Ave, Spokane and is open on NFL Sunday from 9 a.m. – 10:30 p.m., non-NFL Sundays from 11:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m., Monday-Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. 

For more information, click here.

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3) Flatstick Pub [currently closed until Washington lifts more COVID restrictions]

Flatstick Pub is a relative newcomer to Spokane, but it is an excellent option if you’re catching the game with friends! If some people in your party are less excited about the game than you are (or maybe they need to cool off because their team is losing…) you’ll definitely want to head over to Flatstick Pub in downtown Spokane.

In addition to having several large TVs to watch the game, Flatstick also has games like Duffleboard, and mini golf. You can order food through an app (check out Flatstick’s menu here) and enjoy happy hour every Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 pm. 

Flatstick is located in downtown Spokane and is only 21+ after 7 pm, so you’ll be able to catch most games with the whole family. Find more information about Flatstick Pub here.

4) Flamin’ Joes

Flamin’ Joes has two locations (one in Spokane and one in Spokane Valley), making it a little easier to find a centrally-located place to meet up with friends and watch the big game. Flamin’ Joes is known for its wings, and it also offers burgers, waffle fries, nachos and more.

Plus, Flamin’ Joes has happy hour on Sundays from 9 p.m. until close for those late night games!

Flamin’ Joes is located at 7015 N Division St., Spokane and in the Valley at 11618 E Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley and is open from Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

For more information, click here.

5) Lucky’s Irish Pub

Although an Irish Pub would seem to be known more for soccer and St. Patrick’s Day, did you know Lucky’s is also a great place for all kinds of sports fans?

With three big screen and a decidedly party-atmosphere vibe, Lucky’s is the place to go if you want to enjoy a raucous football game with friends. Just beware of the jello shots!

Lucky’s is located at 408 W Sprague Ave, Spokane and is open from Monday – Sunday 2 p.m. – 2 a.m.

For more information, click here.

6) Waddell’s Pub and Grill

Waddell’s is one of our favorite places to go if you just want some tasty food, plenty of room, good beer and occasionally watch TV. It’s a great place to bring a ton of people because there’s so much room the spread out! 

Named after a baseball player, you know that Waddell’s is going to be a good option as a sports bar in Spokane. Whether you’re catching a basketball, football, baseball or any other type of game, Waddell’s offers good food, plenty of seating, and a pretty good number of TVs. Get there early to get the best spot.

Waddell’s Pub and Grill is located at 4318 S Regal St., Spokane and is open everyday from 11 am to close.

For more information, click here.

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7) Pooles Public House

Another one of my favorites for good food (go for brunch!), good atmosphere and good TV watching. Again, the closer to the bar you can get will have better angles for TV brewing, but Pooles has such a great atmosphere, you’ll enjoy eating, chatting and watching the games.

There are 2 Pooles locations, but my favorite location is the Ruby location. Poole’s has a breakfast menu for all of you 10 am football watchers, too.

Pooles Public House is located at 12310 N Ruby Rd, Spokane and is open from Monday-Thursday 11 am to 10 pm, Friday from 11-11 pm, Saturday from 8-11 pm, and Sunday from 8-10 pm.

For more information, click here.

8) Mac Daddy’s Pub and Grill

You’ve heard of Mac Daddy’s the food truck, right? Well, did you know they also have a physical location? They do, and it makes a great sports bar with plenty of places to see March madness and more.

In addition to their delicious mac and cheese offerings, Mac Daddy’s also has a full bar and 12 beers on tap. There are plenty of TVs, plus pool tables, and plenty of seating. Mac Daddy’s has happy hour Monday through Friday from 2 to 6 pm and all day on Sunday!

Mac Daddy’s Pub and Grill is located at 415 W Hastings, Spokane and is open from Monday-Sunday from 11 am until close. 

For more information, click here.

9) Pint House 

Located in the northern part of Spokane neighborhoods, Pint House is a sports bar gem! At Pint House, not only are you guaranteed great seating in any part of the restaurant, you’re also guaranteed delicious bar food. And why wouldn’t it be good? The same people who own 24Taps (listed above) also own Pint House! 

At Pint House, you’ll find classic burgers, a loaded grilled cheese sandwich, the spicy jalapeno burger and so much more. Learn more here.

Pint House is located at 3325 W Indian Trail Rd. Hours vary based on the current stage Washington is in for dine out. Pint House is open for take out. 

10) (Spokane Valley) The Ref Sports Bar

There’s a lot going on at The Ref Sports Bar in Spokane Valley! In addition to an extensive menu and plenty of TVs, the Ref also offers games like air hockey, pool, and even basketball! 

The Ref Sports Bar recently came under new management, but they’ve kept the name and are keeping the sports bar theme. We’ll update more on The Ref when we’re able to go and cheer on a Gonzaga game!

The Ref Sports Bar is located at 14208 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley and is open from Monday-Thursday 11 am to 11 pm, Friday from 11 to midnight, Saturday from 9 am to midnight and Sunday from 9 am to 10 pm.

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